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Jabiru-3


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 300 kg. Thrust 140.00 kN.

Status: Retired 1972.
Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb).
Height: 3.50 m (11.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.26 m (0.85 ft).
Thrust: 140.00 kN (31,470 lbf).
Burn time: 3.00 s.
Number: 11 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Aero High Australian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Gosling IV + 1 x Vela More...
  • Jaguar 2 Three stage version consisting of 1 x Rook IIIA + 1 x Goldfinch II + 1 x Gosling IV More...
  • Jabiru 2 The Rook motor was 0.43 m in diameter and 5.28 m long. It contained a case-bonded charge of 846 kg of non-aluminized plastic propellant giving a total impulse of 1760 kN-seconds in 5.6 seconds; with a maximum thrust of 323 kN and a specific impulse of 213 seconds. The motor was capable of withstanding the 40g acceleration it provided during firing. It was employed as the first propulsion stage of the Leopard and Jaguar (Jabiru) supersonic test vehicles, and by itself in single-stage test applications. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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